Shelton to host live Independence Day celebration

Fireworks are held to help ring in the new year at Veterans' Riverwalk Park in Shelton, Conn., on Thursday Dec. 31, 2020.

Fireworks are held to help ring in the new year at Veterans' Riverwalk Park in Shelton, Conn., on Thursday Dec. 31, 2020.

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SHELTON — The city will host the annual Independence Day Derby-Shelton celebration with fireworks and a concert — all in front of a live audience.

City Parks and Recreation Director Ron Herrick said the event will be July 2, with the rain date planned for July 3. Herrick said the city is planning on a concert and spectators but will have to see what restrictions the state has in place at the time.

Herrick said plans call for the fireworks to be shot off at the slab at 100 Canal St. in Shelton.

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